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U.S. House speaker hopefuls seek Texas GOP’s blessing

Texas has by far the largest Republican delegation in the House, and gaining their support would be a major boost for any candidate as the conference meets to pick new leaders next week.

House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-MN, talks to reporters as he departs a meeting with the Texas Republican House delegation the morning after former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy was ousted from the position, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Oct. 4, 2023.

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